STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN WM. LACY CLAY (D) MISSOURI REGARDING HIS COSPONSORSHIP OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION IN THE U.S. HOUSE

STATEMENT BY

CONGRESSMAN WM. LACY CLAY (D) MISSOURI

REGARDING HIS COSPONSORSHIP OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION

IN THE U.S. HOUSE

 

Note: The following, in its entirety, is a first-person statement by

Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri

 

WASHINGTON, DC –“I am very pleased to join with my good friend and former House Democratic Colleague, Senator Edward Markey (D) Massachusetts; and my new colleague Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) New York, to cosponsor H.Res.109, the Green New Deal Resolution in the U.S. House.

 

Addressing climate change before it is too late is an urgent national priority.  Others may ignore the scientific evidence or even lie about the threat, but this Congress must deal with the hard, indisputable facts and act now.  We have an obligation to leave future generations of Americans a livable world with clean air, safe water and reliable green energy.

 

I have been fighting to move the United States towards renewable energy for more than 30-years.  The Green New Deal not only sets forth a 10-year roadmap to accomplish that, it also will begin a national conversation about transforming our transportation infrastructure to help older urban communities like St. Louis and create hundreds of thousands of new, clean energy jobs.

 

The Green New Deal is an aspirational roadmap for transformative, progressive legislation that will make America stronger, safer and healthier for generations to come.”

 

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Congressman Lacy Clay (D) Missouri and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) New York

are teaming up to cosponsor the Green New Deal Resolution in the U.S. House.